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Man wounded in attempted armed robbery at motel

Published: May. 18, 2015 at 1:31 AM EDT|Updated: May. 28, 2015 at 1:31 AM EDT
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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A man is recovering from gunshot wounds after an attempted armed robbery at a motel in Columbia.

It happened at the Quality Inn on Piney Grove Road on Sunday around 10:30 a.m, according to Richland County Sheriff's Department spokesman Sgt. Kevin Lawrence. Deputies responded to a shots fired call and found a man with gunshot wounds to his upper body. The victim told deputies two men broke into his motel room and tried to rob him. A struggle ensued and the victim was shot several times.

The suspects fled the scene and no description has been provided.

The victim has non-life threatening injuries and is listed in stable condition, according to Sgt. Lawrence.

If anyone has information regarding the shooting and who is involved, call CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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